[Testing] 11.3.0 release candidate 3 (build 882) released

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 22:46:29 EDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Martin Langhoff <martin at laptop.org> wrote:
> My thinking was along the lines of Paul's in his comment in #11304:
> consistently disable DPMS/blanking/etc from X hooks, and let powerd
> consistently control it, across all platforms.
> Is it a powerd bug that it doesn't DTRT on XO-1? Or maybe there's a
> limitation on XO-1 (maybe the kernel we ship doesn't expose the right
> controls to powerd...) and it makes sense to rely on DPMS there...
> In any case, I didn't do it with any special knowledge of XO-1 specifics. I
> was just trying to make code and behaviour consistent across hw platforms.
> Which may well been a naive move.

The only specifics I know of is that originally the geode Xorg driver
had code to control the DCON in the DPMS hooks.  When the question
came back up for the XO 1.5 I suggested removing the DPMS out of the
question all together and just handle everything through powerd.  My
preference was to limit the moving pieces a bit, with the downside
being custom distros would have to adopt powerd or fend for
themselves.  I think as a platform this decision is working well and
we should keep it consistent across the different models.


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